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A/C & HEATER SERVICE PROCEDURES FOR KIA AUTOMOBILES

Air Conditioner and Heater Service Includes module configuration procedures, general service, maintenance, automatic temperature control, compressor services, electric cooling fans, vacuum diagrams, specifications, and manual air conditioning and heater diagnostics and replacement procedures for domestic and imported KIA cars and light trucks from 1990+

Kia -> Electric Cooling Fans -> Precautions -> Air Bag System Disarming & Arming -> Battery Ground Cable
Vehicle: 1996 KIA Sephia RS 1.8 L4 GAS

Air Bag System Disarming & Arming

Refer to and for air bag system disarming and arming proced...

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BRAKE SERVICE PROCEDURES FOR KIA AUTOMOBILES

Includes anti-lock brakes, disc, drum, power and hydraulic brake services diagnostics and procedures for domestic and imported KIA cars and light trucks from 1990+.

Power Brake Units -> Power Brake Unit Service -> Replacement
Vehicle: 2002 KIA RIO RX-V 1.5 L4 GAS

Replacement

  • Remove master cylinder as outlined in "Hydraulic Brake Systems."
  • Remove power brake unit in numbered sequence, Fig. .
  • Reverse procedure to install, noting the following:
    • Inspect all...

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FUEL FILTER REPLACEMENT PROCEDURES FOR KIA AUTOMOBILES

Fuel filter replacement procedures with corresponding images for most domestic and imported KIA cars and light trucks sold in the U.S. for 1980+.

Kia -> Fuel Filter Replacement -> 1998-03 Sephia, Spectra w/4 cylinder engine and 1999-02 Sportage -> Fuel System Pressure Relief -> Removal & Installation
Vehicle: 2002 KIA Spectra 1.8 L4 GAS

Do not smoke or allow an open flame of any type when working on or near any fuel system related components. The highly flammable vapor mixtures may ignite, resulting in serious personal injury.

Prior to disconnecting fuel lines, the fuel system pressure must be relieved to prevent accidental spray of fuel.

After the battery has been disconnected and reconnected, some abnormal driveability symptoms may occur.

Fuel System Pressure Relief

  • Start the engine and allow to idle.
  • Disconnect the fuel pump assembly electrical connector.
  • Let the en...

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DRIVELINE, U-JOINT & CV AXLES REPLACEMENT PROCEDURES FOR KIA AUTOMOBILES

Includes CV axle, universal joint, and driveline replacement, for domestic and imported KIA cars and light trucks from 1990+.

CV AXLE SHAFT, Replace -> Front
Vehicle: 2005 KIA Optima EX 2.4 L4 GAS

Front

  • Raise and support vehicle and support it with safety stands in proper locations.
  • Remove wheel nuts and front wheels.
  • Remove split pin and driveshaft castle nut and washer from front hub.
  • Remove ball joint assembly mounting bolt from steering knuckle.
  • Disconnect driveshaft from axle hub using plastic hammer.
  • Remove bearing and bracket assembly.
  • Push front hub assembly outward and separate driveshaft from hub assembly.
  • Insert suitable tool between transaxle case and driveshaft assembly, then separate driveshaft from transaxle assembly. Always use care not to damage trans...

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TIRE PRESSURE MONITORING SYSTEM PROCEDURES FOR KIA AUTOMOBILES

Description, component locations, reset procedures, relearn procedures, diagnosis and testing, wiring diagrams, component replacement, and identification of vehicles equipped and not equipped with tire pressure monitoring system for most domestic and imported KIA cars and light trucks sold in the U.S. from mid 1990's+.

Component Replacement -> Installation -> Low Frequency Initiator (LFI) -> Removal -> Tire Pressure Sensor -> TPMS Receiver
Vehicle: 2007 KIA Sedona EX 3.8 V6 GAS

Tire Pressure Sensor

Removal
  • Loosen the wheel lug nuts.
  • Raise and support the vehicle with jack stands.
  • Remove tire and wheel assembly from vehicle.
  • Deflate air from tire assembly, then remove wheel weights.
  • Break tire bead 180° from valve stem. When removing tire from rim caution should be taken not to hit valve stem with tire tools.
  • Remove the valve nut. Use caution when handling sensor.
  • Discard valve nut.
Installation
  • Use caution when handling sensor. Avoid getting any lubricant on sensor.
  • Place valve in sensor and turn valve three times with square part of screw in slot. The fit ...

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STARTER & ALTERNATOR REPLACEMENT PROCEDURES FOR KIA AUTOMOBILES

Includes starter and alternator replacement procedures for domestic and imported KIA cars and light trucks from 1990+.

Starter, Replace
Vehicle: 2001 KIA Optima 2.5 V6 GAS

  • Disconnect battery ground cable.
  • Apply parking brake.
  • Disconnect speedometer sensor electrical connector.
  • Disconnect transaxle control cable.
  • Disconnect starter electrical connectors.
  • Remove ...

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CABIN AIR FILTER LOCATIONS & REPLACEMENT PROCEDURES FOR KIA AUTOMOBILES

Cabin air filter locations and replacement procedures with corresponding images for most domestic and imported KIA cars and light trucks sold in the U.S. as equipped to the current model year.

Cabin Air Filter Service -> Kia -> 2007-09 Optima
Vehicle: 2008 KIA Optima EX 2.4 L4 GAS

Under normal operating conditions the cabin air filter should be replaced every 9,320 miles. In dusty areas change the cabin air filter more often.

  • Open the glove compartment.
  • Disconnect the glove compartment damper.
  • Remove the glove compartment stops located at each side, then lower the glove compartment, Fig. .
  • Remove the cabi...

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MAINTENANCE LAMP RESET PROCEDURES FOR KIA AUTOMOBILES

Maintenance lamp reset procedures with corresponding images for most domestic and imported KIA cars and light trucks sold in the U.S. from 1990+.

Kia -> Traction Control System (TCS) Warning Lamp ->
Vehicle: 2008 KIA Sorento LX 3.3 V6 GAS

The TCS warning lamp, will illuminate for 2-4 seconds when the ignition switch is placed in the on position to indicate the warning lamp is operational. The lamp should go off after the 2-4 seconds has elapsed. If the warning lamp remains ...

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RADIATOR & HOSE REPLACEMENT PROCEDURES FOR KIA AUTOMOBILES

Includes radiator, cooling and heater hose replacement procedures for domestic and imported KIA cars and light trucks from 1990+

Coolant Hose, Replace -> Lower -> Upper
Vehicle: 2008 KIA RIO 1.6 L4 GAS

Lower

  • Disconnect battery ground cable.
  • Drain cooling system into a suitable container by loosening drain plug of radiator.
  • Reposition hose clamp at radiator outlet.
  • Remove hose from radiator.
  • Reposition hose clamp at water inlet.
  • Remove hose from water inlet.
  • Remove hose from vehicle.
  • Reverse procedure t...

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SERPENTINE BELT SERVICE PROCEDURES FOR KIA AUTOMOBILES

Serpentine belt replacement procedures with corresponding images for most domestic and imported KIA cars and light trucks sold in the U.S. from 1990+.

Serpentine Drive Belt, Replace -> Air Conditioning -> Alternator -> Power Steering
Vehicle: 2008 KIA RIO 1.6 L4 GAS

Alternator

  • Disconnect battery ground cable from battery.
  • Loosen alternator upper locknut.
  • Loosen lower mounting nut.
  • Push alternator inward toward engine.
  • Remove alternator drive belt.
  • Clean and inspect belt surfaces of all pulleys.
  • Reverse procedure to install, noting the following:
    • Torque alternator mounting nut and bolt to 18 ft. lbs.
    • Torque alternator adjustment lockbolt to 11 ft. lbs.
    • Torque alternator brace mounting bolt to 17 ft. lbs.

Air Conditi...

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COMPONENT LOCATION DIAGRAMS FOR KIA AUTOMOBILES

Component location diagrams for most KIA cars and light trucks sold in the U.S. from 1990+.

Outside Rearview Mirror Assembly Diagram for 2004 KIA Optima  2.7 V6 GASOutside Rearview Mirror Assembly Diagram for 2004 KIA Optima 2.7 V6 GAS

Components on diagram:
  • Door Mirror
  • Underbody Components Diagram for 2004 KIA RIO Cinco 1.6 L4 GASUnderbody Components Diagram for 2004 KIA RIO Cinco 1.6 L4 GAS

    Components on diagram:
  • Screw
  • Bolt
  • Flexible Hose
  • Brake Rotor
  • Caliper
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    WIRING DIAGRAMS FOR KIA AUTOMOBILES

    OEM drawn wiring diagrams for most KIA cars and light trucks sold in the U.S.

    2005 KIA Spectra EX 2.0 L4 GAS Wiring Diagram2005 KIA Spectra EX 2.0 L4 GAS Wiring Diagram

    Components on diagram:
  • Data Link Connector
  • Battery
  • Ignition Switch
  • 2008 KIA Optima EX 2.7 V6 GAS Wiring Diagram2008 KIA Optima EX 2.7 V6 GAS Wiring Diagram

    Components on diagram:
  • Fuel Injector 4
  • Fuel Injector 1
  • Fuel Injector 2
  • Fuel Injector 3
  • Mass Air Flow Sensor
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    TECHNICAL SERVICE BULLETINS FOR KIA AUTOMOBILES

    OEM TSB listings for most KIA cars and light trucks sold in the U.S. from 1985+.

    Document: TOOLS: MIDTRONICS BATTERY TESTER
    Vehicle: 2004 KIA Spectra LX 2.0 L4 GAS

    Auto Systems:
  • Tools, Equipment
  • Document: PAINT CODES - REVISED
    Vehicle: 2002 KIA Sedona 3.5 V6 GAS

    Auto Systems:
  • Finishes, Body Structure, Frame, Bumpers
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    COMPONENT/PARTS SPECIFICATIONS FOR KIA AUTOMOBILES

    BRAKE SPECIFICATIONS: Brake drum, rotor, caliper, and related specifications for most KIA cars and light trucks sold in the U.S. and Canada from 1970+.

    • Brake caliper mounting bolt torque
    • Brake drum runout, machining, & discard specs
    • Minimum brake lining thickness.
    • Brake rotor runout, parallelism, machining, discard, & finish specs

    A/C SYSTEM SPECIFICATIONS: Air conditioning refrigerant capacity and type as well as lubricant capacity for most KIA cars and light trucks sold in the U.S. and Canada from 1980+.

    • Refrigerant capacity & type, compressor oil viscosity, total system oil capacity & compressor clutch gap

    COOLING SYSTEM BLEED: Cooling system bleeder valve identification, bleeder type and bleed procedures for most domestic and imported cars and light trucks sold in the U.S. and Canada from 1986+.

    PREVENTIVE MAINTENANCE: Preventive maintenance recommendations and required services for most domestic and imported cars and light trucks sold in the U.S. and Canada from 1980+. Includes severe and routine service schedules

    QUICK-LUBE and ILLUSTRATIONS: Fluid recommendations, capacities, drain plug torques, tire data, and severe service recommended preventive maintenance schedules. Information covers most KIA cars and light trucks sold in the U.S. and Canada from 1980+. Engine and chassis service images.

    • Automatic transmission/transaxles capacities, lubricant recommendations
    • Differential/final drive capacities, lube recommendations, grades, & viscosities
    • Final drive fill & drain plug torques
    • Number of lubrication fittings & plugs
    • Power steering, brake, & clutch fluid recommendations
    • Manual transmission/transaxle capacities, lube recommendations, grades, & viscosities
    • Number of lubrication fittings & plugs
    • Power steering, brake, & clutch fluid recommendations
    • Engine oil capacities, API grade recommendations, SAE viscosity recommendations, drain plug torque
    • Severe service maintenance & interval recommendations
    • Tire sizes, wheel nut/bolt torque, pressures & rim sizes
    • Transfer case capacities, lube recommendations, grades, & viscosities

    TUNE-UP & DRIVEABILITY SPECIFICATIONS: Most tune-up specifications for most KIA cars and light trucks sold in the U.S. and Canada from 1980+

    • Airflow sensor electrical specifications
    • Tensioning specifications for systems with automatic tensioners
    • Barometric pressure sensor specs
    • Battery group number and cranking performance
    • Crankshaft & camshaft position sensor resistance
    • Engine compression pressures
    • Coolant temperature sensor specs
    • Computer advance.
    • Diesel fuel temperature sensor resistance.
    • Distributor advance specifications
    • Ignition pickup coil resistance
    • Exhaust gas recirculation temperature sensor resistance
    • Engine fastener torque values
    • Firing order diagrams
    • Fuel system pressures
    • Generator (alternator) specs
    • Intake air temperature sensor specs
    • Ignition coil specifications
    • Fuel injector resistance
    • Engine idle speeds
    • Knock sensor resistance
    • Manifold absolute pressure sensor specs
    • Mixture control solenoid resistance
    • Voltage regulator specs
    • Spark plug applications & gaps
    • Starter motor electrical specs.
    • Tensioning specifications for systems without automatic tensioners
    • Throttle body temperature sensor resistance
    • Ignition timing in degrees at rpm
    • Transmission oil temperature sensor resistance
    • Throttle position sensor specs
    • Vacuum sensor valve specs

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